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Monty¿s Bluff draws attention to an interesting use of YouTube. And Micropersuasion has the latest stats on YouTube.

Quant Investor takes another look at PVC pipe maker (and Pirate activist play) PW Eagle ( PWEI).

I love the way Dealbreaker scours the craigslist personals for mentions of bankers or hedge funds.

I have never thought of Caterpillar ( CAT - Get Report) as a stock for contrarians.

CXO Advisory looks at how August stacked up vs. previous Augusts and what, statistically, might be ahead for September.

Blogging Stocks asks whether Howard Stern can rescue Sirius ( SIRI - Get Report).

Activist fund Pershing Square is getting more serious about McDonald's ( MCD - Get Report).

All of the S&P 500 stocks with five-day winning streaks, courtesy of Ticker Sense.

Please, Please, PLEASE!

One Guy's Investments takes a closer look at Charlie Munger¿s favorite stock, Costco ( COST).

Jeff Matthews calls "bull" on the idea that Apple ( AAPL - Get Report) and Sun Microsystems ( SUNW - Get Report) might merge. Just to add to this, people have been speculating about this merger since 1994, when Apple stock was caving in and looked like a bankruptcy under Amelio. It didn't happen then, and I believe Jeff that it won't happen now. Thank God.

Great analysis by The Peridot Capitalist of all the negatives baked into the Capital One ( COF - Get Report) story and why those negatives might not be as bad as people are thinking.

Fantastic post on how genius works.

This is what I feel like when I get lucky on an otherwise bad trading day.

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